“And The Leopard Shall Lie Down With The Kid”

Laitman_720Question: Why do all living creatures develop and change? Is it because the Creator has created us imperfect so that we will develop to perfection?

Answer: The Creator has indeed created us imperfect. By attaining our imperfection we discover the Creator’s greatness and begin to acquire His attributes.

We undergo part of the evolution of the still, vegetative, and animate levels of nature unconsciously. These levels of nature have evolved for billions of years while the human level has evolved for hundreds of thousands of years. Evolving nature gradually became more and more complex and in need of proper connection between all its parts.

In the development of the inanimate, vegetative, and animate nature, the levels interacted in a particular harmony. But as soon as man developed egoistically, under its influence, the properties of nature began to change for the worse: animals began to devour each other, weeds appeared among the plants, and all of nature became impregnated with egoism.

We have been undergoing a spiritual fall for the last 6,000 years because we do everything that pleases our growing ego. Thus we corrupt ourselves and the environment instead of thinking of how to tie together all the elements of the creation into one organic whole.

When we begin to correct our egoism and reach a level that doesn’t disrupt the rest of nature, nature will restore its previous harmony. All will cease devouring each other, as it is written, “And the wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them”(Isaiah 11; 6). And man too will be quite different. But today man is far more dangerous than a tiger.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 3/13/16

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